2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 031-040
A Determinant for Self-Reported Health Level of Sixth Grade Students: Family Health
1Öğr. Gör. Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Kırşehir, Türkiye
2Doç. Dr. Selçuk Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Family health, health status, school health, students

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-reported health level of students and family health history, sociodemographic characteristics, health status and academic characteristics.

Material and Methods: A total of 664 students from two schools determined by lot in Konya city center were included in this descriptive-relational type of study. The data were collected in the classroom environment by a questionnaire form developed by the researchers. Numbers, percentages and Chi-Square test was used in data analysis.

Results: It was determined that the perceptions of health based on self-report were more negative in students who are male, have three or more siblings, have a chronic disease, use continuous medication, have a history of surgery and hospitalization, had an accident, have a health problem and have low school satisfaction and school success. When the family characteristics were examined, it was found that the perception of the economic situation as moderate / bad, having a large family structure, and having various health problems of the mother, father, sibling or grandparents had a negative effect on the self-reported health level (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It was found that sociodemographic characteristics, some of the health characteristics of the students and his / her families and the characteristics of the students related to the school affect the self-reported health perception.